T&T, St Lucia to host Caribbean T20

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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday that Trinidad and Tobago and St Lucia have won the rights to host the fourth edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament.

T&T will host the first part of the preliminary round, at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, while Beausejour Cricket Ground will be the venue for the second part of the preliminary round, the playoffs and the final.

The T&T bid was specifically for the preliminary round of the premier regional tournament, scheduled to be hosted from January 6-21, 2013.

The WICB International Fixtures Committee reviewed and assessed the four bids received, and T&T and St Lucia were given the nod, ahead of Barbados and Antigua.

T&T hosted the latter preliminary stage, the semifinals and final of the inaugural Caribbean T20, in 2010. This will be the first time Caribbean T20 will be played in St Lucia.

Barbados had previously hosted every Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, while Antigua hosted the competition in 2011 and 2012.

T&T had originally won the bid to host in 2012, but the tournament was moved to Antigua after scheduling conflicts arose.

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